Getting Rich from Faulkner’s Wisdom

The Pirate’s Alley Faulkner Society, a nationally recognized non-profit arts organization, is currently accepting submissions for their annual William Faulkner – William Wisdom Creative Writing Competition. The competition has been open since January 1, but the deadline is May 1. All winners will be notified on September 25 – William Faulkner’s birthday – and the awards will be presented at Faulkner for All on December 9.

The Faulkner Wisdom contest is for all you writers out there, no matter what kind of writing you do. The categories seem endless, from a novel to poetry, novella to short stories. Also, work(s) can be fiction, non-fiction, or poetry. Now, all of this does come with a catch: you have to pay a small entry fee, which  varies according to category, but the prize money may be worth the cost! For example, in the Novella category, the entry fee is $45— but the prize is $1,500!  For high school students, there is a short story contest, which has a $750 prize and the following guidelines:

A prize of $250 is awarded to the sponsoring teacher. The Hartwig Moss Prize is funded annually by the children of the late Mr. and Mrs. Hartwig Moss, IV in their memory.  Requirements: original work of fiction of less than 2,500 words. Entries must have sponsoring teacher or school, preferably both. $10 entry fee to be paid by school or, in case of home-schooled students, by teacher.

For more information on entering, visit the website linked above.


Two High School Literary Magazines

Aerie International magazine is holding a contest that is opened to all high school students with a passion for writing, art, and photography, but the contest is going to be coming to an end soon. Its deadline is tomorrow: February 1. Aerie International only has one issue every year, so if you are planning on sending your work, you have to do that very soon!  Aerie’s categories include: poetry, fiction, nonfiction, visual arts, and photography. They will announce results in the late spring or early summer, and the awards for the winners will be publication in their national high school literary magazine. 

Though there is not much time to submit to Aerie International, you do still have plenty of time to submit to Polyphony HS magazine, another national high school literary magazine, which is open only to high school students in grades 9 through 12. The categories include: poetry, creative nonfiction, and fiction, and their deadline is May 31. They will be announcing acceptances in September, during the next school year.